OSF Saint Anthony Named Among the Best Cancer Hospitals in America

10/20/2014 - Rockford, Illinois

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center has been named a Women’s Choice Award® recipient as an America’s Best Hospital for Cancer Care, a distinction that recognizes the dedication of OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center to providing exceptional patient care and cancer treatment care for women and their families.

Among the elite group of 337 hospitals, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center earned the 2014 Women’s Choice Award because it has met the comprehensive cancer care standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer; for its staff’s proven excellence in clinical performance with regard to cancer care measures; and for its high recommendation rate, a measure that is very important to women in choosing a hospital. The Women’s Choice Award is the only distinction that identifies the nation’s best health care institutions based on robust criteria that considers patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and what women really want when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience.

“OSF Saint Anthony has always been dedicated to providing the highest quality care for our patients,” said Beth Hayden, director of the OSF Saint Anthony Center for Center Care. “We are honored to receive an award that puts such a strong emphasis on patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.”

The Women’s Choice Award program provides women with a trusted third party endorsement based on hospital experiences by patients in their community supported by clinical consideration. By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center has joined an elite network of hospitals committed to a global mission to empower women to make smart health care choices.

“Women spoke and clearly defined what’s important to them when seeking the best cancer hospitals in America and the standard of excellence they expect for themselves and their families. As one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center was selected due to their accreditation, as well as offering services such as chemotherapy, radiation, hospice care or cancer research,” says Delia Passi, CEO and founder of the Women’s Choice Award program and former group publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines. “As one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center is demonstrating their commitment to fulfill the needs and preferences of women by meeting the highest standards of excellence and performance.”

Women have many choices when it comes to cancer care. Now they can make informed choices based on the recommendations of others who have experienced that hospital. Most importantly, when a woman sees the Women’s Choice Award seal at her local hospital, she will know the hospital values her experience as a critical component of care for her and her loved ones.

About the Women’s Choice Award
The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women make smarter choices by collectively identifying the brands, products, and services most recommended and trusted by women - those that deliver a customer experience worthy of their recommendation. Awards are based on surveys of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on what drives the consumer experience for women versus men. As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified Inc., home of the Women’s Choice Award, created the first national award based on the ratings and preferences of women to provide them with a collective voice. Women can make their preferences heard and be part of the mission toward a million voices strong by visiting the Women’s Choice Award’s official website and joining the network.



Mike Robinson
Media Relations Coordinator
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